When we were children, the adults always urged us to hit the bed early. If we questioned, they would explain how sleep helps kids to grow physically and improve mentally. Then why did they (and now we) never follow the same routine? We might have thought adults are stronger and whatnot. But it’s nothing like that. Adults simply have more duties to fulfill and less time for themselves.
Sleeping early is important whether you are a fully grown person or a teenager. The benefits of it are beyond imagination. Let’s check them out!
Sleep Early – Benefits for Health
Protect the heart
Sufficient sleep puts our bodies at ease and lowers blood pressure. It’s crucial, considering how many people suffer heart attacks and, consequently, strokes due to the high pressure of the blood in their veins.
Reduce the risk of cancer
A piece of research from WHO (World Health Organization) showed that people who have night shifts face the risk of having their body’s clock interfered and exposed to carcinogens. Those who sleep too late at night also have higher chances of suffering from chronic diseases like Alzheimer’s.
We need 7 – 8 hours of sleep per day but not many of us manage to do this.
It’s a given that a nice sleep makes us feel refreshed and energized. When you fail to sleep soundly, you end up tired and tardy, and bad moods affect your relationship with others heavily.
During sleep, your body goes through different processes for muscle growth, hormones production, tissue repair. It recharges your energy and restores what you have lost after a long day.
Improve the immune system
People lacking sleep for a long time are likely to have a weaker immune system, which means they will easily catch a cold, fall sick, and worse.
Physical Benefits of Sleeping Early
Improvement in skin conditions
Every beauty regime will advise you to go to bed early and let the body repair itself during the night. Poor sleep speeds up the aging process and gives you more wrinkles that no cosmetic can cover up. And of course, the bags under your eyes.
Control body weight
We usually pay too much attention to the exercises and the types of food we munch on. We overlook the role of sleep. Insufficient sleep incites the secretion of cortisol (a hormone for appetite). Exercises then won’t be as efficient as you want if you persist to sleep late because you will constantly feel the need to eat.
A few nights in a row would be enough to mess your metabolism up. Consecutive months would promote obesity. And, let’s be honest, we won’t have the energy to exercise if we are exhausted from the lack of sleep!
With a healthy body and nice skin, you obviously will feel more attractive. You are not wrong!
Relieve stress and anxiety
If you had a white night, you would start the day with grumpiness and annoyance. After a long time, the sleeplessness becomes insomnia and results in severe outbreaks of sadness, anger, and negative emotions. With so much weight on your system, you can imagine it getting more awful as time passes by and gradually turning into depression.
A good memory
A conscious mind will undoubtedly enhance your ability to analyze and absorb information. On the other hand, if you’re sleep-deprived, you will struggle to comprehend and focus, let alone memorizing things. These effects are something we can feel by ourselves without needing any scientific facts to enlighten us.
Also, sleep is responsible for your cognizance. Once the fog of drowsiness is clear, you would find yourself thinking and reacting faster than you thought you were capable of.
Combining sharp thinking and long-term memory, what shall we have? Productivity.
When you are physically and mentally healthy, it’s impossible to feel unhappy.
Sleeping and waking up early, you have more time in the sunshine
Aside from that, as you rise and shine early, you have the chance to bask in the sunlight. The exposure to sunlight increases the release in serotonin in your body. This hormone will put you in a state of calmness and joy.
Have these benefits changed your point of view on how a healthy sleeping habit can change your life? Sleep, after all, is essential for the body to recover from the fatigue it suffers every day, and it mustn’t be disregarded. So please take care of your bedding set and your sleep habit to have the best sleep everyday, so you can enjoy your life more.
“Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man, healthy, wealthy and wise”, said Benjamin Franklin.